Ben Stiller - Ben Stiller To Direct Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Subscribe to Ben Stiller alerts

Ben Stiller is to direct and star in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'.

The comedian was first linked to the lead part in the remake of the 1947 movie in April but no director was attached to the project, so he is now set to take on both jobs, according to Variety.

The movie is based on the short story of the same name which was written by James Thurber and first published in 1939 in The New Yorker magazine.

The original film starred Danny Kaye in the title role as well as Virginia Mayo and Boris Karloff and focused on Walter Mitty, a magazine proof-reader who is incapable of standing up for himself in The Real World, so he retreats to a fantasy where he becomes his confident opposite, and daydreams that he is a fearless airplane pilot and a brilliant doctor.

The Script will be written by Steve Conrad, best known for 'The Pursuit of Happyness' and 'The Weatherman' and shooting is due to commence next January.

It will not be Stiller's first movie as director. He previously helmed 'Tropic Thunder', 'Zoolander', 'The Cable Guy' and 'Reality Bites'.


Tags: Ben Stiller - Boris Karloff - Danny Kaye - The Real World - The Script - Virginia Mayo

Subscribe to Ben Stiller alerts

More Ben Stiller

"Battle of the Five Armies" Trumps "Museum", "Annie" For Weekend Box Office

So, it looks like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has taken over the box office while no one was watching. Well, actually,...

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Cast Pays Tribute To "Integral" Robin Williams

The cast of Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb has paid tribute to cast member Robin Williams who died earlier this year. Speaking...

A Week In Movies: Sony Gives In To Hackers, Night At The Museum 3 Holds Dual Premieres, Spectre Shoots In London And Trailers Promise Action And Romance This Spring

The big movie news this week has been Sony's decision to cancel the release of the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview due to threats...

'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' Bids Farewell To Robin Williams

This year's sequel 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' may not be particularly notable as a special effects action comedy, but it's notable...


Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie Review

Now in its third instalment, it's clearer than ever that this franchise is based on one joke that has been stretched far beyond the breaking...

Is 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' Any Good? "Meh"

We've got some serious heavyweight battles at the box-office this weekend, with the previously leaked Annie, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, and family-comedy...

Ben Stiller Is Joined By Co-Stars On The Red Carpet At 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' Premiere - Part 2

The cast of 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' all posed happily together at the New York premiere of the film, which is...

While We're Young Trailer

Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts) are a middle-aged married couple struggling to keep up with their quickly ageing bodies and still feeling like...



Ben Stiller Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ben Stiller

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All